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Alternative Splicing: Cell-type-specific and Developmental Control

  1. Juan Valcárcel1,
  2. Christopher WJ Smith2

Published Online: 27 JAN 2006

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0003835

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How to Cite

Valcárcel, J. and Smith, C. W. 2006. Alternative Splicing: Cell-type-specific and Developmental Control. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    ICREA and Centre de Regulació Genòmica, Barcelona, Spain

  2. 2

    University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 JAN 2006

Abstract

Alternative splicing is a process that allows individual genes to produce multiple functionally distinct protein isoforms. The production of alternatively spliced isoforms is usually controlled in a cell type or developmentally regulated manner.

Keywords:

  • RNA splicing;
  • intron;
  • gene expression;
  • isoforms